Kenneth Schweizer, DDS, FICOI
Dr. Kenneth Schweizer is an experienced dentist, and he’s excited to serve every member of your family from age ten and up. Dr. Schweizer currently practices in Sarasota, FL, but he was born in Long Island, New York, and has lived in regions of the world like Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico.
Dr. Schweizer has two sons, and the three of them love Florida’s climate and activities, like its many golf courses and opportunities for boating and fishing.
Dr. Schweizer’s education has been varied. He attended a few universities and studied several subjects, including industrial engineering at both the Georgia Institute of Technology and Syracuse University.
As for his training as a dentist, Dr. Schweizer studies dentistry at the Emory University School of Dentistry. He graduated with a doctorate in dental surgery in 1986—with honors—and has been working in the dental field ever since. He’s a current member of the Sarasota County Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Jillian Porto, DDS, FICOI
Dr. Jillian Porto was born in Madison, Wisconsin and moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1996. Sarasota has been her home ever since. She graduated with honors from Sarasota High School in 2007 before attending University of South Florida for a degree in Biomedical Science. She then attended University of Florida for her dental degree where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Porto received several awards while attending dental school and was selected by faculty as the 2015 Hinman Scholar due to her superior academics. She was also inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon in 2016, a prestigious dental honor society that recognizes scholarship and character within the profession. Dr. Porto continued her education with a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Seminole, Florida. In that program, she gained extensive training in multidisciplinary procedures, and surgeries which is a valuable asset to offer her patients. Dr. Porto is so excited to be back in Sarasota near her family again. It is also the perfect location for her hobbies which include boating, fishing, and riding her horse.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Schweizer is highly trained and qualified to help you with dental work, as is every other member of the team at our dental office in Sarasota, FL. Our team knows a great deal about dental insurance and dental work. Any member of our staff is more than qualified to answer any of your questions and to help you feel calm, comfortable, and happy whenever you visit us.
Learn more about the valued members of our team below! To request an appointment, click on the button at the top of this page, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Cindy is our office coordinator and takes care of the insurance needs of the patients.
She moved to Sarasota from California, in 1974. After being a stay at home mom for 14 years, Cindy was introduced into dentistry in 1995 and started working for a pediatric dentist as an office assistant. In 1999, she worked for Dr. Schweizer as office assistant which led to her full-time employment since.
She enjoys spending time with her two adult children and is very proud of their successes. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing at her favorite fishing hole and holds the record in the office for catching the largest Snook. (31 ½ in, 9 lb.) She loves working in her garden and doing projects around her house. She has a beautiful Rottweiler.
Stacey is one of our dental hygienists. She graduated in 1992 from dental assisting school at Port Charlotte Vocational Technical Institute. She was a dental assistant for 5 years before continuing her education at Edison Community College in Fort Myers, earning her dental hygiene degree. She graduated in 1998 and has been part of Dr. Schweizer’s team ever since.
Stacey spends her spare time with her family camping, biking, and traveling. She is a talented scrapbooker. She volunteers at her children’s school and is very involved with the Parent Teacher’s Organization.
Julie is one of our dental hygienists. Originally from Ohio, Julie has lived in Sarasota since 1976. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of South Florida in 1993. She was then accepted into the dental hygiene program at St. Pete Junior College. She graduated in 1995 and started working in Sarasota. She began employment with Dr. Schweizer on a part time basis in 1998, leading to a full time position in 2003.
Julie has been married for 13 years and has two sons. Her boys keep her busy with little league baseball. She often volunteers at her sons’ school. She is just a sports fan who enjoys watching sports. She enjoys running and working out at the gym.
Becky is one of our dental hygienists. She grew up in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1989 from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She has been working as a dental hygienist ever since! She moved to Florida three years ago and started working for Dr. Schweizer in 2007.
When not cleaning teeth, Becky spends most of her time being active with her two children. She loves to bake, watch movies, work puzzles, and do activities with friends. She is a Philadelphia Eagles fan. You will also see her water skiing here or snow skiing on the slopes of Colorado. She is an excellent golfer and plays whenever she gets the chance. FORE!
Emily is a born-and-raised Sarasota native. From an early age, she discovered her talents in working with people and her gift of having the attention to detail needed in dentistry. She achieved her certification from the Dental Assisting Institute of Pinellas Park. It was over the next ten years that Emily gained experience in the various disciplines in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, and implant dentistry. It is with these experiences that she gained a full understanding of full mouth rehabilitation. She loves helping patients to achieve a greater happiness through the results she knows cosmetic dentistry provides.
In her spare time, you will find her jogging on the beach with her dog Rudy or biking to our barrier key islands.
Karina is one of our dental assistants. She moved to the United States from Honduras to learn dentistry. She graduated from dental assistant school in Tampa in 1998 in a multilingual program. She worked for the Manatee County Health Department helping migrant workers from the Hispanic community. Her desire to expand her knowledge of dentistry has sparked her keen interest in cosmetic dentistry. She found Dr. Schweizer and has been working for him since 2004. She loves transforming smiles to match the radiant smile she naturally has.
As a single mom, she enjoys spending time with her 2 children. She also likes to volunteer at her children’s school functions.
Christine Fordham is our Hygiene Coordinator and insurance specialist. She moved to Sarasota with her family in 1999 from her hometown of Napa, California. She began her career in 2000 as a patient coordinator for an orthodontist. With a passion for customer care and client service, her path led her into general dentistry where she decided to stay. As a result she is the go-to person when it comes to insurance questions and will take care of your scheduling needs. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their Labrador retriever and their two grown children. Christine enjoys traveling with her husband and she is very active volunteering with her church.
Noel moved to Florida in 1984. She started her dental career when she went to Manatee Technical College to become a dental assistant. After assisting for several years, she decided to further her love of dentistry and enrolled in Pensacola Junior College where she was awarded her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Continuing her quest for achievement, Noel was accepted at the University of Florida School of Health Administration to obtain her bachelor’s of science degree. Today, Noel has her master’s degree in nursing home administration but works in her true love, dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, camping, and spending free time with her kids and family.